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by Justin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2665
Views: 908041

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hi Jack, welcome to the forum!
I hope you have lots of fun visiting!
by Justin
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2323
Views: 213523

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Both are very busy weekends as it is half term. It is really hard to tell as some families will be going at the start of the holidays, while others will be going towards the end. With some schools having half term the following week too, I'd say 20th will be the quieter, but then again TowersTimes a...
by Justin
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion
Replies: 148
Views: 21976

Re: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion

As originally reported by DeadJack5 above, TowersTimes is pleased to bring you further images of Congo River Rapid boat modifications. As part of Alton Towers'  ongoing work to improve safety on Congo River Rapids following last year’s incident at Drayton Manor Theme Park, the Resort appear to b...
by Justin
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion
Replies: 148
Views: 21976

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Here is a look at the new style boats which may possibly be introduced across the fleet. https://i.imgur.com/nNYh5wT.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tFBqyGK.jpg https://i.imgur.com/95c1TCj.jpg https://i.imgur.com/T6F8UgO.jpg With thanks to DeadJack5 for the photos.
by Justin
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3037
Views: 129407

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I'm certainly looking forward to visiting Blackpool for the first time in a couple of days. It will be really interesting to see what it has to offer, as I have heard mixed reviews about the seaside town from a few people I know. I'm hoping Blackpool Pleasure Beach is going to be good. I'm not sure ...
by Justin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2323
Views: 213523

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Scarefest is one if the best times at Alton. The atmosphere on park is electric!
by Justin
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 825728

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

They have apparently been trained to be descendents of the Beornen. This was the first time I saw any interaction. It would be nice to see this worked upon!
by Justin
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1022
Views: 114707

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

It is certainly a tool which should be used though, especially on peak days. :)
by Justin
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rita - General Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 4897

Re: Rita - General Discussion

The height of guests is also a topic of conversation with Saw: The Ride at Thorpe Park. I'm 6ft 1 and I have no issue with Saw usually, nor Rita, but I know of those who are smaller, some only slightly, who have a completely different experience.
by Justin
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 8354

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

That is an element of the ride which usually goes unnoticed by many. I wonder how many other guests feel uncomfortable walking under?

I suppose the whole ride is geared up to superstitions, so just believe they cancel themselves out :)
by Justin
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1022
Views: 114707

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

While the queue times can be off sometimes, it does act as a good guide. It also works both ways, sometimes it will be under and other times it will be over :)
by Justin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1022
Views: 114707

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I would strongly recommend Wicker Man! Being the newest ride, it will demand some of the longest queue times but using the ridetimes.co.uk will help you.plan your day. Sometimes the queue will drop to 40 minutes or so. If you see it at this, or below, then get in line! I'd recommend going to Forbidd...
by Justin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 8728

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

It makes you wonder if they will be free to use, or if you will have to pay £1 or so?
by Justin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 8728

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

Will these pods also come with telescopes and star charts and maps I wonder? Shown on the plans are three "telescope positions" in the central green area. I expect that would mean three telescopes, which isn't really a lot when you have 102 keys with a few guests in each pod. Could it be ...
by Justin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 825728

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It still needs tweaking as it is not working. I prefer them batching to be quite honest; however, last Friday, there was a good host who really got into character in the preshow and gave the audience instructions. It was very much a DBGT/Dungeons style which immersed you further. 
by Justin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2323
Views: 213523

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

So, overall it is cheaper than last year!
As Tesco would say, every little helps! :lol
by Justin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1423
Views: 228998

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

I'm not sure if this is the relevant topic thread but are there any updates on that channel 4 alton towers documentary? As reported on our Facebook page ; Alton Towers Resort have confirmed via Twitter that 'Inside Alton Towers' , a one-off documentary that follows the team at the Resort as they ba...
by Justin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3043
Views: 420996

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Yeah, I've seen. I really hope so, Robert! A deep clean would go far!!!
by Justin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3043
Views: 420996

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Unfortunately, the queueline was not pleasant at the weekend. Dan took a photo of the stairs and it was not nice. There was lots of rubbish and bundles of hair :|
by Justin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2323
Views: 213523

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Excellent news. I do love that maze!
What was the price for mazes last year?
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